Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
The School of Professional Studies at the University of the Incarnate Word selects uniquely-qualified providers to deliver exciting opportunities for those interested in beginning a new career. We have partnered with Career Educational Services to offer interested students the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) training program. We have tailored the CCMA program to fit the busy schedules of students with career, life and family obligations.
This course is designed to prepare students to successfully pass the National Healthcareer Association exam and to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. The CCMA program offers our students both theoretical and practical training through hands-on experience. The duration of the course is sixteen (16) weeks and includes preparation for the certification examination administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
In addition to 96 hours in the classroom, and homework study time, our students are eligible to complete an 80-clock-hour externship experience. The externship serves as working experience, as well as a reference for future employment. Students are also eligible to take exams to have certifications as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) and EKG Technician (CET) after the course is complete.
- Cost of the Certified Medical Assistant Training Course: $4,500
- Our courses offer financial assistance in Sallie Mae loan, payment plans, MyCAA and Workforce funding.
- Interview patients
- Measure and record vital signs
- Prepare exam rooms
- Clean and sterilize medical equipment
- Administer injections, as well as topical or oral medications
- Perform venipuncture and point-of-care testing
The program fee includes all live instruction, labs, scrub set and all materials to include CCMA certification exam (if taken) and an externship (if eligible).
Below is a brief explanation of the course and the requirements for enrollment. Prerequisites for the course include:
- A high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
- No felony or misdemeanor related to the sale of drugs. Traffic violations and any other issues must be cleared up before the externship. This is the sole responsibility of each student.
- A history of vaccinations is periodically required to work in the externship
- Commitment to the rigorous 16-week course schedule.
After completion of the class portion of the program, our Class Coordinator will assist with helping you to be placed in a local Family Practice office to gain hands-on experience vital for your success. The location of the office and the times you work will be based on where and when you can work Once you complete the externship, you will receive your certificate of completion from the University of Incarnate Word, School of Professional Studies.
To maintain a low teacher-student ratio seating is LIMITED. We will be accepting 25 applicants at each location into this program.
*Corpus Christi location will be accepting 15 applicants into this program.
The Personal Development and Continuing Education office reserves the right to cancel any noncredit course, in which case registration fees are fully refunded. If it becomes necessary to cancel the course, you will be notified by email or phone. It is important that we have your current contact information.
If you request to withdraw from a course prior to the course start date, you will receive a refund minus an administrative fee of $35. Requests for withdrawals, refunds or transfers must be in writing. Submit requests via email to PaCE@uiwtx.edu or fax to: (210) 832-2135. No refunds will be issued after course start date.